Enseignement

Master

This master program offers a broad spectrum of courses in physics (see here for an overview) and provides students with an in-depth education in specialized areas, such as particle physics, quantum matter physics, theoretical physics, applied physics or cosmology.

The curriculum and internships offer students the opportunity to work alongside prestigious institutions such as CERN, ESA and NASA. Students acquire a solid foundation in modern physics as well as an exhaustive expertise in their field of specialization. The master's degree opens the way to competitive careers in research as well  as teaching, industry, finance and more.

Students must choose among the following study programmes (see here for an overview):

It is possible to initially choose more options, and focus on one during the second year.

STUDY PROGRAMME
4 semesters (max. 8 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
Mandatory and optional courses, seminars, exercices: 60 credits
Master thesis: 60 credits

The list of the courses can be found here.

MOBILITY
Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master's degree.
www.unige.ch/exchange

CONTACTS FOR STUDIES
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
Sciences II
30 quai Ernest-Ansermet
1211 Genève 4
www.unige.ch/sciences

STUDENT AFFAIRS
T. +41 (0)22 379 66 61/62/63
secretariat-etudiants-sciences(at)unige.ch

ACADEMIC ADVISOR
Xavier Chillier
T. +41 (0)22 379 67 15
conseiller-etudes-sciences(at)unige.ch

PHYSICS SECTION
Peter Wittwer
T. +41 (0)22 379 62 48
conseiller-etudes-master-physique(at)unige.ch

DURATION OF STUDIES
2 years (4 semesters)

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
English

CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION
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ADMISSION CONDITIONS
A Bachelor in Physics, or an equivalent
degree. Degrees obtained at a university that has signed the Bologna Agreements are automatically recognized by the University of Geneva. Otherwise, authorization by the Physics Section equivalency committee is required, see here.

REGISTRATION
Deadline: 30 April 2020
(28 February 2020 for applicants subject to a visa because of their nationality, as set forth in Swiss federal regulations)
www.unige.ch/enrolment

UNIVERSITY TAXES
500 CHF / semester

ACADEMIC CALENDAR
www.unige.ch/calendar

LEVEL OF FRENCH REQUIRED BY UNIGE
No French proficiency test required for
non-Francophones.

PROFESSIONAL PROSPECTS

The Master in Physics leads to a number of
opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad,
including:

  •  Research
  •  Industry
  •  Medical applications
  •  Climatology, energy, environmental applications
  •  Teaching
  •  Finance, management, etc.